My wife, her friend, our baby, and I checked in the 2-bedroom pool villa for a night. We were expecting a large private pool to relax. However, the pool was so small at about 2 x 2.5 meters. Only our baby could use the pool. The pool was also not so cleaned with leaves and dusts in the water.
The room size was ok and well-decorated. However, the other unpleasant experience was their complimentary afternoon tea. We were all excited since most hotels do not offer complimentary afternoon teas. We had a light lunch hoping to save some space for the afternoon tea. We arrived at around 2:45 PM but was told that the afternoon tea starts at 3 PM. While waiting, we saw some table getting a tray of breads, cones, and cupcakes and thought we would have gotten the same. To our surprised, the waitress came to our table at exactly 3 PM and asked what kind of tea we wanted. We ordered Thai ice tea and Thai ice coffee. About 5 minutes later, she returned with a very small tidbits for each of us. The waitress then came back with our tea orders. We waited and waited until I had to ask where is the complimentary afternoon tea set. To our surpised again, our complimentary afternoon tea is just the tea. I then pointed to the set of breads at the table beside and the waitress said that those had to be ordered.
Staying in a non-Western chain hotel, there can be lost in translation. In a normal Western hotel, the definition of afternoon tea means a whole set of breads, scones, cupcakes, etc. But at this hotel, it's just a glass of "tea". At the end, we had to drive into the city to fill our stomachs. What an experience!
The hotel's location is just by the small beachfront. However, you would definitely need a car if you were to go to other places since the hotel is situated far from the city center. Overall, it was just an average hotel to relax.
The check-in and check-out wasn't that efficient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Asara Villa & Suite is the first of its kind to feature beach-front only Pool Villas and Suite rooms. Only 7 minutes from Hua Hin downtown, this exclusive private beach is an ideal location that combines convenience and privacy with 52 Pool Villas and 44 Suites, reflecting timelessness of the nature beauty, intimacy and comfort. Awards The Global Winner: Luxury Suite Hotel" by the World Luxury Hotel Awards™ in recognition of unsurpassed facilities and services at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010. Asara Villa & Suite is proud to have received the highest honor of being listed among the "Gold Class Green Hotels of 2009". "Gold Nugget Award Winning for 2008, honor in Best Architectural Design and Land Use Planning for International Project." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asara Villa And Suite
- Asara Villa Hotel Hua Hin
- Asara Hotel Hua Hin
- Asara Hotel Suite